Tracers is being shot on location in New York City starring Taylor Lautner as a bike messenger indebted to the mafia, whose chance meeting with a sexy stranger leads him into her world, and the thrill of underground freerunning culture.
In my opinion, this is a very good opportunity for Lautner to continue evolving as a potential action hero, seeing as how he is also a martial artist. Aside from the 2011 film, Abduction, and the Twilight movies, a much younger Lautner displayed impressive screenfighting skills as an early-stage genetically enhanced killer in the film, Shadow Fury, directed by Alpha stunts co-founder and action choreographer, Tatsuro Koike.
In an interview with MTV last year as the film had just been greenlit, producer Wyck Godfrey shared his thoughts about the upcoming film with regard to the genre, saying, "I think we all have seen parkour as action sequences in movies, but we haven't delved into the denizens of that world and what that's about. I kind of think of it as an action-heavy Gus Van Sant movie, because you really dig into this society."
Head on over to Daily Mail to check out exclusive photos from the set featuring Lautner with actor and stuntman Sam Medina. You can also check out some raw behind the scenes footage from the set below. The footage is from June 19, 2013, on location in upper Manhattan, in addition to Monday's footage just beneath it, dated June 24, 2013.
Tracers stars Taylor Lautner and Marie Avgeropolous, with a screenplay by Leslie Bohem, Matt Johnson, Matthew Johnson, Kevin Lund and T.J. Scott. Godfrey produces along with Marty Bowen, D. Scott Lumpkin and co-producer Adam C. Londy. Gary Powell and Lee Morrison, the creative minds behind the amazing stunts seen in the 2012 Thanksgiving blockbuster, Skyfall, are directing the action. The film is aiming for a 2014 release from Temple Hill Entertainment.
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